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This page provides links to articles about specific aspects of Roman history and coinage. It is intended as a supplement to the Roman History Resources page, which provides links to sites with lots of diverse information. The articles linked here are the property of their authors and credit should be given to them when the articles are cited. The VCRC takes no responsibility for the accuracy or nature of the information in these articles.


  • De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors
    An authoritative encyclopedia of emperors from Augustus to the death of the Byzantine Emperor Constantine XI Palaeologus. Managed by Michael DiMaio, Jr., Salve Regina University.
    Nota Bene: All emperors on the Virtual Catalog of Roman Coins are linked to the appropriate page of De Imperatoribus Romanis.
    Articles on Important People, Moneyers, Empresses and Emperors:
  • Leges sine moribus, by Susan Treggiari, from The Ancient History Bulletin 8.3 (1994) 86-98.
  • The Death of Titus: A Reconsideration, by Charles Leslie Murison, from The Ancient History Bulletin 9.3-4 (1995) 135-142.
  • 'Diva Faustina', The Empress of Antoninus Pius, by R. A. Slater
  • The Disruption of the Empire, by Arthur E. Noot.
    Subtitled: "A general focus on the reign of Gordianus Pius" (Gordian III)
  • Carausius Carved an Empire from Within an Empire, by Arthur E. Noot.
  • The Reign of Aurelian in Eunapius' Histories, by D. F. Buck, from The Ancient History Bulletin 9.2 (1995), 86-92.
  • Flavius Claudius Julianus, by Arthur E. Noot.
    The emperor Julian II ("The Apostate")
    Articles on Coins:
  • Eight Hundred Years of Roman Coinage, by David R. Sear.
  • Cast Ancient Coins, by Doug Smith.
  • Fourrees - Plated Coins, Part I, by Doug Smith.
  • Fourrees - Plated Coins, Part II, by Doug Smith.
  • Brockages, by Doug Smith.
  • Abbreviations on Roman Imperial Coins, by Doug Smith.
    The Julio-Claudian Emperors:
  • Tiberius, Tribute Penny, by Doug Smith.
       The Aes Quadrans of Caligula, by Michael R. Curry.
       Nero - Temple of Janus, by Doug Smith.
    The Flavian Emperors:
  • Denarius of Domitian, by Doug Smith.
    Post-Flavian Emperors:
  • Hadrian, by Doug Smith.
    The Antonine Emperors:
  • Antoninus Pius Caesar: The politics of succession on coins, by Doug Smith.
  • A Two Headed Denarius of Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius, by Doug Smith.
  • Commodus , by Doug Smith.
  • A Denarius of Pescennius Niger, by Doug Smith.
    Septimius Severus & Julia Domna
  • Legionary Denarii of Septimius Severus, by Doug Smith.
       Septimius Severus 'Emesa' Mint Denarii, by Doug Smith.
       Barbaric Denarii of Septimius Severus, by Doug Smith.
       Legion III Coins of Septimius Severus, by Doug Smith.
       Septimius, Julia & Venus, by Doug Smith.
       Septimius Severus & Julia Domna An Overview of coins, by Doug Smith
  • Caracalla or Elagabalus?, by Doug Smith (with a quick quiz)
  • Severus Alexander AE 21 Bronzes of Nicaea, Bithynia, by Doug Smith.
  • Gordian III - Boy King, by Doug Smith.
  • Philip the Arab & Family, by Doug Smith.
  • Philip II Bronzes of Marcianopolis, by Doug Smith.
  • Trajan Decius: Double Your Money, by Doug Smith. (overstriking coins)
  • A Sestertius of Trebonianus Gallus, by Doug Smith. (holes in coins)
  • Revolt of Aureolus: Coins of a ruler with no coins, by Doug Smith.
  • Florian: Politics, Succession and Death, by Doug Smith.
  • Silvered Antoniniani of Probus, by Doug Smith.
  • Medusa on Probus' Shield, by Doug Smith.
  • The many faces of Probus, by Charley Rhodes.
  • A Silvered Antoninianus of Numerian, by Doug Smith.
  • XXI and Other Letters, by Doug Smith. (mintmarks on late 3rd century coins)
  • 'Coded' Antoniniani, by Doug Smith.
  • MAX: Separating Coins of Maximianus, Galerius, Maximinus & Maxentius, by Doug Smith.
  • Constantine: The Road to Greatness, by Doug Smith.
  • Crispus & Fausta, by Doug Smith.
  • Stirrups(?) on a coin of Constantius II (c.350 AD), by Doug Smith.
  • Delmatius Caesar, by Doug Smith.
  • By This Sign, You Shall Be Victorious, by Doug Smith. (Christian sign, Chi-Rho, on coins of the 4th century)
  • An AE 2 of Magnentius: A Chi-Rho coin of the pagan ruler, by Doug Smith.
  • Theodosius I AE4, by Doug Smith.
  • AE2 of Arcadius: Inverted Overstrike and the Hand of God, by Doug Smith.
  • Greek Imperial Bronze Coinage, by Doug Smith.
    Articles on Roman Culture:
  • Caesar's Campaigns in Gaul, from Athena Review, Vol.1, No.4.
  • The Landings of Caesar in Britain, 55 and 54 BC, from Athena Review, Vol.1, No.1.
  • The Deification of Roman Women, by Marleen B. Flory, from The Ancient History Bulletin 9.3-4 (1995) 127-134.
  • Rethinking The Roman Arena: Gladiators, Sorrows, and Games Review Article, by Donald G. Kyle, from The Ancient History Bulletin 11.2-3 (1997) 94-87.
  • The Arms and Organization of the Roman Legions, by Arthur E. Noot.


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